ADDED ON: 01/25/2018

Bahamas: Activists Say Work With LGBT Groups ‘Overstated’

01/24/2018 | Tribune 242

THE group Bahamas Trans Intersex United has suggested Attorney General Carl Bethel overstated the work the government has done to accommodate the needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community when he addressed an international body recently. Last week, Mr Bethel told those gathered for the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group that the Bahamas has a history of extending minor legal protections and tolerance for LGBTI members. While in Geneva, Switzerland, he pinpointed the country’s act of decriminalising buggery in 1991. However, according to lead spokesperson of BTIU Alexus D’Marco, this is “laughable”.

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